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Gone with the Wind Rabbit Hole

So, last week, I kinda took a vacation from the blog. Not because I was actually on vacation but because I didn’t have shit to say. It was a slow week.

This weekend, I got tired of scrolling through facebook – there’s nothing on there but weird political ads, one guy I went to high school with that I never talked to then or now, and recipes that I can’t eat (stupid weight watchers). Since I couldn’t take the Washington Post anymore…for obvious reasons – aka headlines on any given day, I moved to Pinterest. I’m not entirely sure this was a good move.

For some reason, my Pinterest feed is filled with Disney Travel (cause I can’t stop clicking on those blogs and reading them even though I’m not going to Disney in the foreseeable future), again-food I can’t eat, weight watchers recipes that seem like a good idea but once you actually click on it are disgusting-and for some reason, Gone with the Wind. There are just endless pictures of Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Vivien Leigh. That woman had one of the best resting bitch faces I’ve ever seen, but why is that filling my Pinterest feed? Also, all I can think about when I see pictures of Clark Gable is halitosis. Since he was born in Cadiz Ohio, I am all too familiar with Clark Gable.

Okay, I just went down a huge rabbit hole about Clark Gable on Wikipedia. Ugh, I need a deadline or I’m never going to get anything done.

Where was I?

Resting bitch face? No.

Clark Gable’s horrible bad breath? And honestly, I pity any woman who had to make out with him. But nope, that’s not what we were talking about.

My strange Gone with the Wind Pinterest feed? YES!

Where the hell did this weird shit come from? I know I didn’t click on anything that was Gone with the Wind related. I didn’t. I swear. Okay, I’m not going to lie to you, I can’t be sure. There’s no telling what I clicked on. If there was a list on there about the 10 best resting bitch faces in Hollywood, there’s a good chance I clicked on it. I’m a sucker for a list.

I would also like to throw out there that (and I’ve mentioned this in previous blog posts) I’m a really strange person. I first watched Gone with the Wind at the age of 5. The. WHOLE. FUCKING. THING. I sat there and watched it, intermission and all. I’ve seen Gone with the Wind more times than any single person should. I’ve probably spent at least a year of my life watching that movie. I’m not that sad about it either.

When I was little, I wanted to be Scarlet O’Hara (yes, I am aware that we named our daughter Scarlett – however, that wasn’t my choice. You can thank Ross for that one. It took me a good year to not hear, “Miss Scarlet”, in my head whenever I said her name). Back to the point. I wanted to be Scarlet O’Hara and now I see that might not be a good thing because she definitely had some disreputable character flaws; selfishness, she was a bully, there was definitely a win at all costs mentality to her. However, she also stood her ground, she was definitely an Alpha among Betas and loyal to a fault. Both the good and the bad, there are aspects of my personality where I really pulled it off.

I’m not sure if that’s positive or negative. It’s open for discussion and I don’t care what the outcome of that discussion is, I’m good.

See. Scarlet O’Hara.